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1981 Horror Film ‘Scream,’ Drive-in Horror Double Feature Due on Disc June 13 From MVD and Dark Force

1981 Horror Film ‘Scream,’ Drive-in Horror Double Feature Due on Disc June 13 From MVD and Dark Force

The 1981 horror film Scream on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc and the drive-in double feature Blu-ray release of Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976) and Bog (1979) are due June 13 from MVD Entertainment Group and Dark Force Entertainment.

In Scream (aka The Outing), a group of friends on a rafting excursion happen upon a deserted town and decide to spend the night. After someone is murdered, it appears that this ghost town is not as deserted as they thought. They desperately try to escape but their rafts are destroyed. One by one, the campers are eliminated by the mysterious killer. Shot in 1981 but not released theatrically until 1983, the film marks the feature directorial and writing debut of Byron Quisenberry (the stunt coordinator from the cult classic The Return of the Living Dead) and stars Woody Strode (Once Upon a Time in the West), Alvy Moore (“Green Acres”), Greg Palmer (To Hell And Back), Pepper Martin (Superman 2), Hank Worden (The Searchers) and John Ethan Wayne (son of John Wayne). The video store classic is making its debut on 4K Ultra HD, from an 4K HD scan and restoration of the original 16mm camera negative. Special features include audio commentary with Quisenberry moderated by Marc Edward Hueck and William Olsen.

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The horror double bill includes two horror films from the 1970s: Mako: The Jaws of Death and Bog. In Mako, Sonny Stein (Richard Jaeckel, Starman), a Vietnam veteran, learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks after being given a medallion by a shaman. Becoming increasingly alienated from society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks and sets to destroy anybody who harms them. The film is directed by cult movie legend William Grefé (The Wild Rebels, I Eat Your Skin) and also stars Jennifer Bishop (Bigfoot). In Bog, a sheriff (Aldo Ray, We’re No Angels), a doctor (Marshall Thompson, It! The Terror From Beyond Space) and a pathologist (Gloria DeHaven, The Thin Man Goes Home) try to catch a prehistoric monster roused by dynamite from the bottom of Bog Lake. Bog is directed by Don Keeslar (The Capture of Grizzly Adams). The release features 2K HD scans from the original film materials and “Drive-in Mode” for the “full nostalgic drive-in experience.”

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